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“Amazing Honeymoon and we are coming back for our anniversary” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing Honeymoon and we are coming back for our anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We loved our honeymoon at Tamarind and couldn't have asked for more. In fact we loved it so much what we have booked again already to return for our anniversary.

The staff were fantastic and so friendly - very attentive and polite and there were so many little touches that we really appreciated. The beach service is excellent, fresh fruit, cold towels and ice lollies in the afternoon. (The coconut ones were to die for!).

The reason we chose the Tamarind was because of its second to non location. It's situated in between all of the best restaurants on the Island, including walking distance to Cariba, The Cliff and Daphnes.
We ate out on a number of the nights, but also equally enjoyed the food at the hotel.

It's also located on a lovely beach with great swimming and snorkelling. We also booked a trip on a catamaran with R&R cruises - this was highly recommended and something that we are planning on doing again when we return.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a seaview room as the sunsets from the balcony are gorgeous
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We married here but never got round to posting a review. This hotel was fabulous from start to finish. We married on the beach with our families and if you are planning a wedding I would definitely recommend - looking forward to going back for an anniversary treat... 5 star at its best!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent our honeymoon (8 nights) in Tamarind and we are so pleased with our choice. Great location, perfect beach, delicious breakfasts and amazing sea view from our room.
On arrival we received a complimentary bottle of wine and strawberries with a greeting card to congratulate on our marriage.
Don't miss the free water sports and the happy hours. I had the best mango colado every day:)
I would recommend to rent a car and visit the island as it is beautiful.
And try the nearby restaurants as they have great food. We went to eat twice to Cariba restaurant, the tuna was delicious.
Overall great holidays and we miss Barbados...!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend a vacation. The food and amenities were just about as incredibly as the staff. My girl Toni was the absolute sweetest lady I've ever met. Our house keeper Merica was amazing and our bartender Jamal always kept us laughing. Best trip I have ever been on hands down, and it wouldn't have been so fantastic without this hotel and fabulous staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a fun yet relaxing getaway. Five stars no question :)

(Miss you all of you at the Tamarind!!)

Stayed May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had a perfect holiday in Barbados, stayed here for a beautiful week, staff were all very friendly, and the free included water sports were brilliant.

Also it's location is stunning we had a sea view room which couldn't be better. Just off the beach there are reef for snorkelling and the hotel also organises a free historic beach walk which includes swimming with turtles.

Tiffany on the concierge desk organised taxis and trips all over the island, and gave us lots of options, and didn't push any particular restaurant or location, but explained each places style/vibe.




Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed over in March and the service was good however the hotel was OK- location great and breakfast fine.

Sister hotel up the coast far better and the best staff appear to be located up there.

Overall location top, breakfast great and people ok.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the Tamarind for 2 weeks in a sea view room and it was a fantastic stay!

The hotel was not completly booked when we were there and we had a truely nice holiday in the tamarind.

The food is very nice and the beach perfect to relax. Some days the gsve ewe cold towels and treats on the beach.


Stayed October 2013
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Property: Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Address: PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Paynes Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
Tamarind Cove Saint James
Tamarind Cove Barbados
Hotel Tamarind Cove
Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish

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